About Us

Who are Palani & Associates?

Palani & Associates Pty Ltd are "Certified Practising Accountants" (CPA) offering clients the complete financial and taxation solution. The firm consists of Ramiah Palani who is a CPA and two support staff, Arjun Palani and Karthik Vijeyaraghavan. Ramiah Palani is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited, and this allows us to provide comprehensive Financial Planning advice, which will benefit all of our clients.

We offer a high level of personal service to our clients. Our clients are the most important asset of our firm and we provide the best possible strategies and advice to meet their needs, goals and objectives. By offering the complete financial solution, we can take care of all your financial needs at the same time.

Ramiah Palani CPA (ramiah@palani.com.au)

Ramiah has been in the Accounting Profession since 1972 and migrated from India in 1983. He is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate Member of The Indian Institute of Bankers. Of his eleven years of experience in India, Ramiah worked for five years with Fraser & Ross, a British firm of Chartered Accountants in India. The following six years he worked with Bank of Baroda, Mumbai and Chennai, as Loans officer and Inspection officer.

In Australia, Ramiah worked as an Accountant for Lightburn & Co. Ltd (three years) and the then Faulding & Co. Ltd (six years) before commencing Public Practice in 1993.

Ramiah completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at the then South Australian College of Advanced Education (now UniSA) in 1987. He has been a member of CPA Australia since June 1987, and has been a registered tax agent since April 1988. Ramiah has been an Authorised Representative of Count Wealth Accountants since Nov 1994, and has also been a financial planning specialist of CPA Australia since May 2000.

Ramiah is married and has two lovely children. He enjoys all sports, especially cricket. Ramiah was an honorary treasurer for three years at both Indian Australian Association of SA and Hindu Society of SA. He enjoys doing community services and loves traveling.

Arjun Palani (arjun@palani.com.au)

Master of Finance (University of Adelaide); Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (University of Adelaide).

Arjun joined the firm in September, 2014. His duties incorporate all aspects of Financial Planning, Accounting, and Taxation. He is RG 146 qualified in Financial Planning. Arjun previously worked as an Equity Analyst at Adelaide based stockbrokers, Taylor Collison.

Arjun is avid follower of cricket & AFL, and enjoys travelling & meeting new people.

Karthik Vijeyaraghavan (karthik@palani.com.au)

Graduate Cert in Professional Accounting (RMIT); Master of Telecommunication Engineering (UniSA)

Karthik joined the firm in August, 2015. His duties within the firm incorporate all aspects of Accounting, Taxation & Book keeping. He is certified in MYOB, XERO, Reckon and QuickBooks. He loves Photography and Travel.


We have been coming to Palani & Associates for over 20 years for our tax returns and related advice. We have found Ramiah and his team to provide a very professional, efficient and friendly service and they have always accommodated our needs. Ramiah's expertise, advice and relaxed style have been outstanding. His attention to detail, application of the latest IT tools and his sound knowledge of the ATO, Tax Act and staying abreast of the latest tax rules are reassuring and the reason we continue to return.

 - Jennifer & Robin Barlow

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